Kidnapped Siocon gas station owner’s son freed in Labuan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:29

Kidnappers released yesterday morning in Labuan shoreline the son of a gasoline station operator who was abducted in Siocon,Zamboanga del Norte on April 1.

Michael Kho, 27, son of Allan Kho who owned Petron gas station in Siocon, was recovered by his relatives near a gasoline station in Talisayan around 6 a.m. yesterday.

Kho was rushed to the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga for treatment of a slight bullet wound in the chin after he was shot by one of the kidnappers during the abduction in the evening of April 1

No word from authorities on whether ransom was paid by the victim’s relatives for Michael’s release.

Michael was at their gasoline station in Barangay Poblacion when six gunmen arrived and seized him.

Michael was forced to board a getaway vehicle, a KIA Sportage, with plate number YES-613 that was recovered later in Barangay Latabon, Siocon.

One of the six gunmen was arrested by the police during a follow-up operation.

Senior Insp. Joseph Ortega, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) spokesperson, identified the arrested suspect as Omar Wahab alias Binday, 25, of Malambuhangin, Siocon.

Ortega said Wahab, who was arrested 3:05 p.m. Friday in Barangay Bucana, Siocon, was positively identified by witnesses as one of the gunmen who served as lookout in the abduction of Kho. – Dan Toribio Jr.